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Proact Stadium (ATT 6,295) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Mohareb

Chesterfld Chesterfield vs Colchester United Colchester

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M Antonio (30)

U's cling on to topple Spireites

Last Updated: 01/10/11 6:55pm

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Antonio: Hit the winner for U's

Antonio: Hit the winner for U's

Michail Antonio's strike secured Colchester a 1-0 League One win against Chesterfield at the B2net Stadium.

Leon Clarke struck a post for the home side, but Colchester defended well to claim their second away league win of the season and send Chesterfield crashing to their first home defeat since mid-August.

Chesterfield started well with Alex Mendy and Clarke unsettling Colchester's defence, but the visitors worked their way into the game and went in front in the 30th minute.

A corner was only half cleared and when the ball broke to Antonio, he drove it low through a crowd of players and past Spireites goalkeeper Greg Fleming from 15 yards.

The home side almost equalised early in the second half when Mendy cut in from the right and beat two defenders, but visiting goalkeeper Ben Williams turned his shot around the post, while Anthony Wordsworth tested Fleming with a 25-yard shot and Clarke turned Nathan Smith's low cross on to the woodwork.

Chesterfield had strong claims for a penalty waved away when Clarke was challenged from behind and the striker saw a shot flash wide in stoppage time as Colchester held on.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33